AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #08-19 dated 26 February 2019
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCE
Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries
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Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSKey Criminal Revelations From Former Venezuela Intelligence Chief. The former head of Venezuela's military intelligence service has revealed some key details that confirm longstanding links between several officials in the regime of President Nicolás Maduro with organized crime and terrorist groups.
Speaking to The New York Times in a February 21 interview shortly after he endorsed Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela, General Hugo Carvajal Barrios, alias "El Pollo," provided the most important revelations by a former Maduro official to date.
Carvajal, who is under investigation in the United States for drug trafficking links, is distancing himself from Maduro just as the Venezuelan government is undergoing one of its toughest challenges. [Read more: InSightCrime/25February2019]
IC Sharing an Ever-Growing Portfolio of Cyber Threat Data. Ever since the launch of comprehensive data sharing more than a decade ago, the Intelligence Community has continuously updated its techniques and technologies for disseminating cyber threat intelligence. This can be for both virtual and physical dangers to agency networks and infrastructure.
La'Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, said the intel originates from multiple places, such as an agency within the community or one of its centers. She said the Security Coordination Center is a cross-cutting agency which serves the entire IC, propagating out threat intelligence and malware instances so that the community is better positioned to respond.
It is more of an operational center than a research-type agency, she explained. [Read more: Brust/FederalNewsNetwork/19February2019]
President Faure Assents to the Seychelles Intelligence Service Act 2018. The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure, assented to the Seychelles Intelligence Service Act 2018 during a ceremony held at State House yesterday.
The Seychelles Intelligence Service Bill was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on 20 June 2018. The National Assembly received the Bill on 2 July 2018. The National Assembly discussed and approved the Bill on 14 December 2018.
The approved Bill was sent to the Attorney General's Office for drafting of the White copies on 14 January this year. The Final White copies were sent to the Office of the President on 14 February for assent.
The Seychelles Intelligence Service Act provides for the establishment of the Seychelles Intelligence Service that will coordinate and regulate intelligence and preserve the security of Seychelles. [Read more: StateHouse/22February2019]
UK's MI6 Chief Secretly Visited Israel to Discuss Iran Nuclear Activity. The head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) reportedly visited Israel in secret this week to meet with his Israeli counterparts regarding possible Iranian breach of the 2015 nuclear deal through development of nuclear weapons.
Israel's Channel 13 news reported on Friday night that MI16's chief touched down in Israel on Monday.
He reportedly met with Mossad head Yossi Cohen as well as high ranking officials from other Israeli intelligence services.
According to the report, Israeli intelligence assesses Tehran is "making preparations" and "getting ready" for nuclear capabilities within the bounds of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or Iran nuclear deal), but has purposefully avoided an official decision on furthering the process toward producing an actual bomb. [Read more: AFP/23February2019]
Democratic Senators Want Intelligence Community to Submit Report on Khashoggi's Murder. A group of Democratic senators on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require the leader of the intelligence community to submit an unclassified report on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The report must include "identification of those who carried out, participated in, ordered, or were otherwise complicit in or responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi," according to the bill.
The bill, introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Kamala Harris of California, would require the director of national intelligence, currently Dan Coats, to submit the report no later than 30 days after its enactment.
Khashoggi, who worked for The Washington Post, was murdered in October 2018 in the Saudi embassy in Turkey. [Read more: CNN/26February2019]
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCECIA Fact-Checks Black Panther and 'Wakandan Technology' During Oscars Ceremony. One of the many viewers of Sunday's Oscars was the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - which spent the night live-tweeting about Black Panther.
As the superhero film took home three awards, the CIA dedicated a Twitter thread to exploring the technology depicted in the film - and how fictional aspects of the film such as vibranium could be used in real life.
The thread was part of the agency's Reel vs Real series, which compares technology seen on film to technology "available to real-world intelligence officers today," and began by asking the agency's followers if they knew what vibranium was.
According to the CIA's poll, most of the agency's more than 2m followers knew that the metal that drive's Wakanda is "total fiction". [Read more: Ritschel/Independent/25 February2019]
Operation BLÍN - One of the STB's Greatest Intelligence Heists. It was late January 1967 when a file appeared on the table of Interior Minister Josef Kudrna. On top was a message with “TOP SECRET” stamped in red letters. It stated simply:
"Comrade Minister, attached you will find documents evaluating Operation BLÍN, by III. Section of state security."
What he came across once he opened the files was an intelligence jackpot, a daring operation that had infiltrated the NATO information sharing system in Czechoslovakia, without the latter even being aware of it.
But before we look at the contents of this mysterious report we need to first understand why it was so important to the Czechoslovak intelligence service. [Read more: McEnchroe/RadioPraha/22February2019]
France's New Offensive Cyber Doctrine. Since its November 2018 announcement of the Paris Call, a code of conduct for cyber space, France has turned to the offensive. On Jan. 18, French armed forces minister Florence Parly unveiled the country's first doctrine for offensive cyber operations. This announcement is the latest in a series of deep and fast-paced measures aimed at organizing and clarifying the defense of French interests in cyberspace.
The Strategic Review for Defense and National Security, released in 2017, recognized digital sovereignty and cybersecurity as top priorities. Immediately afterward, a Cyber Defense Command was established to coordinate cyber defense within the armed forces, with the exception of the foreign intelligence agency, DGSE, which retained some level of autonomy. In parallel, the foreign affairs ministry unveiled France's International Digital Strategy, from which emerged the Paris Call, which I summarized and analyzed on Lawfare last year.
The Military Programming Law for 2019-2025, enacted in the summer of 2018, reinforces the armed forces ministry's efforts by dedicating an additional 1.6 billion euros for cyber operations along with 1,500 additional personnel for a total of 4,000 cyber combatants by 2025. In February 2018, the country's first National Strategy for Cyber Defense clarified both the organization and integration of cyber operations among all government entities as well as the legal framework surrounding their use. [Read more: Laudrain/Lawfare/26February2019]
CIA Lies Low, Waiting for Trump Storm to Pass. For most of his presidency, Donald Trump has waged a war on members of his own intelligence community, openly scorning their assessments and now reportedly weighing whether to fire Dan Coats as director of national intelligence for publicly opposing his views.
But current CIA Director Gina Haspel, despite her own quiet repudiation of the president's rhetoric, appears to be safe in her post. And that may be in part because the agency and most of its former senior officials have avoided public criticism of Trump for fear of incurring his wrath and jeopardizing Haspel's job as well as the institution, according to former agency officials. Indeed, the CIA is one of the few major government departments that has not been subjected to a Trump political appointee at its senior levels.
Many career intelligence professionals are privately shocked and appalled by Trump's behavior, in particular his tendency to credit the statements of bad actors such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the assessments of the CIA. But with a few exceptions such as former CIA Director John Brennan, most of these career officials have remained silent, knowing that Trump typically focuses his ire on public agencies he considers disloyal. [Read more: Hirsh/ForeignPolicy/21February2019]
Lithuania Adds China to
List of Foreign Intelligence Threats. Two weeks
ago (February 5, 2019), the Lithuanian intelligence community
released its annual "National Threat Assessment" (Kam.lt, February
5). As in the past, this report asserts that the greatest
intelligence threats to Vilnius come from Russia and Belarus. But
for the first time, it adds China to the list. That inclusion seems
to reflect the heightened sensitivity throughout the West to Chinese
intelligence operations against members of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) and other Western countries. Indeed,
well-documented cases have been multiplying of Beijing using its
expanded economic presence in these countries to collect
intelligence and promote the spread of Chinese "soft power."
As the last WWII spies die off, a private eye hopes to build a museum to keep their legacy alive. "I'm head of a very dangerous group of senior citizens," says OSS Society president Charles Pinck, slouched across from me at a table in Le Pain Quotidien's Georgetown outpost. The 54-year-old is dressed in khakis and a plaid shirt, and perched atop his tousled silver-blond hair is a black cap emblazoned with the initials of the organization his life revolves around. That would be the Office of Strategic Services, the spy agency founded by Gen. William "Wild Bill" Donovan during World War II. OSS, which at its peak in 1944 employed 13,000 men and women who carried out unprecedented acts of espionage and sabotage against the Axis powers, was the forerunner of today's CIA. It's estimated that fewer than 100 of these original operatives are still alive, and Pinck, a private investigator by day, devotes more hours than he's willing to quantify to ensuring that they are remembered. His latest undertaking? Raising $93 million to erect the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations. The 56,000-square-foot institution he plans to open by 2021 will honor the OSS legacy while also highlighting the ongoing importance of intelligence-gathering and special operations. As we chat, Pinck rattles off OSS trivia that may be of interest to me, the journalist granddaughter of an OSS pilot: Of the personnel in the service's 11 branches, one-third were women. Recruits came from college campuses, Wall Street, professional sports teams and the military. The Research and Analysis Branch worked out of Washington's Navy Hill and New York, breaking enemy code, psychoanalyzing Hitler and mapping invasion trajectories for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From secret training facilities at Camp David, the multilingual commandos of the Special Operations Branch learned to spy, subvert and kill. Mostly lacking experience in diplomacy or government, they were known as Donovan's "Glorious Amateurs" and "PhDs who can win a bar fight" (phrases that Pinck has trademarked). [Read more: Sanders/WashPost/19February2019]
Section IV - Research Request, Jobs, Obituaries
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CFP - The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) issued a Call for Papers for the August 2019 conference. Paper proposal deadline is 15 April 2019.
On 19 - 21 August 2019 in Sydney, Australia, the Australian
Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) holds
their National Conference. The AIPIO has issued a Call for Papers
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Papers will be due June 15, 2019 and with author approval will be
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the AIPIO Journal.
Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies - Tenure Track - at Coastal Carolina University
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies beginning August 2019. Preference will be given to applicants with specializations related to intelligence communication and research, with particular interests in intelligence writing and briefing skills, open source intelligence collection and intelligence-policymaker relations. The ability to offer courses in other areas such as research methods, international negotiations, security studies, homeland security, emergency management, or counter-narcotics would also be of interest. Prior professional work experience in the field of intelligence is welcome, but not required.
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AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
Thursday, 14 March 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Scottsdale, AZ - AFIO AZ Chapter hosts Dr Gary Marchant discussing "Artificial Intelligence - Current Applications and Concern."
Artificial intelligence (AI) has recently had a resurgence in
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recent advances in AI and why they are important, and will
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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 11:30 AM - Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts Steve Maffeo, discussing "Intelligence in the Nelson Era."
In today's world of satellites and electronic eavesdropping, it's hard to appreciate the difficulties in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating secret intelligence two centuries ago. This presentation, based upon the speaker's first book Most Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson, gives a close look at the methods used to obtain and analyze secret material and deliver it to operational forces during the Great Age of Fighting Sail. The British experience from 1793 to 1815 is the main focus, but it also includes French and American activity. In addition, it examines how commanders used the information to develop strategy and tactics and win—or sometimes lose—battles. And, it informs on how Vice Admiral Lord Nelson and his associates dealt with intelligence obstacles and how the outcomes affected their own futures and, in some cases, the history of the modern world.
Steve Maffeo retired in 2008 as a Navy captain –
after 30 years (both enlisted and commissioned) in the Colorado
Army National Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Naval Reserve.
His last three assignments were as the commanding officer of
reserve shore-based units supporting the Office of Naval
Intelligence, the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, and the
National Defense Intelligence College. Steve then retired in 2015
as the Associate Library Director at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
He holds a B.A. (English) from the University of Colorado; an M.A.
(Library Science) from the University of Denver; and an M.S.
(Strategic Intelligence) from the U.S. National Defense
Intelligence College. His civilian career was for the most part as
a library administrator. He's worked at Martin-Marietta Aerospace,
the University of Northern Colorado; the U.S. Naval War College;
and the Aurora (Colo.) Public Library.
Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro hosts Jeff McCausland, University Professor and CBS National Security Consultant
Dr. Jeff McCausland, a visiting professor of International Security Studies at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) serves as a national security consultant for CBS radio and television. He routinely does analysis for CBS on issues such as Iraq, European security, arms control, or related questions of national security policy. He is currently involved in a project for the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on nuclear weapons in South Asia and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. McCausland is also the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC.
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Wednesday 18 September 2018, 5:30 p.m. - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Larry Loftis, on SOE Hero, Odette Sansom, in his book Code Name: Lise
Larry Loftis is the author of Code Name: Lise—The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy, the story of Odette Sansom (1912-1995), a Frenchwoman living in England, wife of an Englishman and mother of 3 daughters, who was recruited into Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) to conduct espionage in France during WW II with her commander, and yet-to-be second husband, Peter Churchill. Leaving her daughters in a convent school and with relatives, she joined the rigorous training program, becoming proficient with a wide range of weapons, learning the fine points of spycraft, and perfecting her new identity with the code name Lise. In France she proved herself fearless. Hunted by the Germans, in 1943, Odette and Peter were captured, imprisoned, and tortured. Loftis describes Odette's ordeal in grisly detail. Two lies saved her: She pretended that she and Peter were married (they would be after the war) and that Peter was related to Winston Churchill. In defeat, the Gestapo hoped to use her as a bargaining chip.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St (between Park
and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
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28 February 2019, 6 - 8pm - Washington, DC - "THE HUMANITY OF ESPIONAGE" is the theme of this symposium at The Catholic University of America
All AFIO Members and guests are invited to attend at no cost.
The Intelligence Studies Program of The Catholic University of America and the Institute for Human Ecology are cosponsoring a symposium entitled "The Humanity of Espionage."
Espionage is the collection of national security intelligence through human means. One person, the spy–typically a foreign national with access to information–passes it to another person, called a handler or case officer. At the heart of this activity is the relationship between the spy and his handler. This panel of former CIA case officers will explore the nature of that relationship through exploration of a variety of questions:
What does it mean to persuade another human being to break the
trust he has with his own country and work for the benefit of the
John Bennett is a former Director of the National Clandestine Service at the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired from CIA in 2013 after 33 years as an operations officer and manager. Mr. Bennett served 18 years overseas, mostly in Africa, including four tours as a Chief of Station. He engaged in Cold War programs directed against the Soviets in Africa and managed counter-terrorism operations in East Africa and Southwest Asia. Mr. Bennett has a Bachelors Degree from Harvard and a Masters Degree from Georgetown University. Prior to joining CIA he served for five years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Juan Cruz is a former career CIA operations and case officer. He served as chief of station in four different overseas locations and later was in charge of the Agency's Latin America division. He has experience in counterinsurgency, counterproliferation, covert action, and covert influence operations. Mr. Cruz graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins. He has done graduate work at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica of Rio de Janeiro. Most recently he served on the National Security Council as Special Adviser to the President and Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere. He is originally from Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Gil Kindelan is a retired case officer with 34 years of government service in the US Army and the CIA. He served overseas for 17 years of his career in Asia, Eastern Europe during the Cold War, Western Europe and the Middle East as a case officer, deputy chief of station and chief of station. At CIA Headquarters, he served at various levels of management including chef of staff in the Counterterrorism Center. Since retiring he works part-time as a consultant. He has a masters degree in journalism and has worked as broadcast newsman and director of an educational TV news program.
Scotty Skotzko served 40 years as a CIA operations officer with eight overseas postings in the Balkans, South Asia and Africa, senior management positions in several Headquarters components, and deployments in support of U.S. military operations in Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, Qatar and Afghanistan. His experience includes interagency intelligence collaboration, cooperation with foreign governments, and researching lessons-learned case studies of security issues. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the Columbia University School of International Affairs.
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 7:30 - 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - "How to Identify Jihadi-Salafists Through Ideology, Practices, and Methodology" - presentation by Dr Habeck at the Westminster Institute
Dr. Mary Habeck, Senior Fellow, FPRI, lectures on al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as on military strategy and history, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University, and American University.
Her recent monograph for the Heritage Foundation is titled The U.S. Must Identify Jihadi-Salafists through Their Ideology, Practices, and Methodology-and Isolate Them. She is the author of Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror (Yale, 2005) and three forthcoming sequels, Attacking America: Al-Qa'ida's Grand Strategy; Managing Savagery: Al-Qa'ida's Military and Political Strategies; and Fighting the Enemy: The U.S. and its War against al-Qa'ida.
She is also a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research
Institute. From 2005-2013 she was an Associate Professor in
Strategic Studies at SAIS, teaching courses on extremism, military
history, and strategic thought. Before moving to SAIS, Dr. Habeck
taught American and European military history in Yale's history
department, 1994-2005. She received her PhD in history from Yale
in 1996, an MA in international relations from Yale in 1989, and a
BA in international studies, Russian, and Spanish from Ohio State
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18 March 2019, noon - 2 pm - Washington, DC - "Talking to a Former Terrorist: American Al-Qaeda Bryant Neal Viñas" at the International Spy Museum
Bryant Neal Viñas, 'American Al-Qaeda' tells his story at the new, expanded International Spy Museum at their new location in L'Enfant Plaza.
In 2009, Bryant Neal Viñas, an American born in New York to a family of Catholic Hispanic immigrants, pleaded guilty on charges of conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens, and for providing material support to Al-Qaeda. The media referred to him as 'American Al-Qaeda' and reported his intriguing journey from the New York suburbs to Pakistan to attack U.S. military forces in Afghanistan. Viñas proceeded to cooperate with law enforcement and intelligence officials, in what has been described as a "treasure trove" of valuable information about the inner-workings of the Al-Qaeda network. What was the nature of Viñas's radicalization? How does a Western-born jihadist get through terrorist training in Pakistan?
Participants: Bryant Neal Viñas, Former American Al-Qaeda member; Mitchell Silber, Former Director of Intelligence Analysis, NYPD; Christopher Costa, COL, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, International Spy Museum, Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counter-terrorism – National Moderator: Peter Bergen, Vice President, Global Studies & Fellows, New America
Event Location: The "Expanded" International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Directions or Map Location here.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10 am - 1 pm - Annapolis Junction, MD - NCMF 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program Featuring Mr. C. Eric Estberg on Berlin Daze
The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation's 2019 Spring Cryptologic Program features C. Eric "Rick" Estberg, author of the book Berlin Daze. Following his presentation, a book signing and lunch will take place from 1145 to 1300. Books will be available for purchase for $20. Learn more about Mr. Estberg, his presentation, and his book below.
Berlin Daze recounts dozens of Estberg's adventures and unique experiences over a seven-year period in walled West Berlin, as an Army NCO and an NSA civilian. As a "Cold Warrior" he served literally on the front lines, separated by only a few miles from hundreds of thousands of Soviet and East German soldiers. Unlike others who spent much of a career in those days simply training for some possible future crisis, Rick actually lived his real-world mission, day-in and day-out, along with hundreds of others of talented, dedicated military and civilian intelligence specialists.
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16 May 2019, 6 pm - Washington, DC - "Night of Heroes Gala 2019" by the PENFED Foundation
The PENFED Foundation hosts their impressive annual "Night of Heroes Gala 2019" at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental, 330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. This year marks the 15th annual gala honoring our unsung heroes ― military children. Each year, the PenFed Foundation raises more than $1.5 million for military heroes through this hallmark event. Last year's event sold out and raised $2.5 million! Do not miss your opportunity to support Military Heroes.
6 pm General Reception and Silent Auction; 7 pm Dinner Program; After Dinner - Dessert Reception. To learn more...or to register.
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